John H. Trabert, 97, died February 24, 2012 at his home in Meade. He was born on July 14, 1914 at Kingfisher, Oklahoma the son of Joseph Frank and Bertha Theresa (Grebe) Trabert.
John farmed and ranched in Hodgeman County for many years retiring in 1972. After retiring he moved to Deming, New Mexico and later moved to Meade where he has resided since. On December 1, 1938 he married Betty Mae Hutchison at Wakeeney. She preceded him in death on August 12, 1965.
He was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Meade and Knights of Columbus, Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe Council #2954.
Mr. Trabert is survived by six children,Mary Mae Lubich and husband Ed of Yucaipa, California, John R. Trabert and wife Tammy of Dodge City, Lucy B. Lyon and husband Marvin of Sterling, Joe A. Trabert of Bucklin, Andy E. Trabert and wife Michelle of Phelan, California, and Rose A. Gamblin and husband Daniel of Pratt; 17 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers, William "Jackie", Carl, Frank, George, and Albert; two sisters, Lucy and Elizabeth; and two sons, George and Alex.
Vigil Service will be held at Swaim Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 7:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Ted Stoecklein presiding. Knights of Columbus honor guard will be conducted by Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe Council # 2954. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Jetmore. Visitation will be at Swaim Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from noon to 7:00 PM. Memorials are suggested to Meade Senior Center in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.